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Michigan Center, Michigan
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We traveled with another couple to visit parts of Italy that were off the beaten path. We picked Tasty Tuscany, set in a 100 or more year old farmhouse, so we could relax and learn how to cook some authentic Italian dishes. The lessons were informative and not rushed. We all sat together after to dine on our creations. Wine...

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TastyTuscany, Owner at Tasty Tuscany, responded to this review

Well, dawnchang. Receiving such a review from you doubles its value! We have enjoyed your sweet little chocolates and we hope someone will bring us more. When you "crowned" us with your seashells shesells necklaces I felt like crying. Thank you for having been with us. Must come visit you ASAP! Hugs, Paolo

Kailua, Hawaii
Reviewed 6 May 2013

I've been to three other cooking tours in Italy and this one was the best. Pat and Paulo were wonderful and made us feel at home. They were accommodating and flexible. The cooking classes were casual enough that you never felt embarrassed for your inexperience. We cooked some delicious meals and Pat did all the lessons herself. She gave us...

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TastyTuscany, Owner at Tasty Tuscany, responded to this review

When dholck, you told me you have already been to other cooking tours in Italy (and What tours!) it was already some days since you were with us. This have been really positive. there was nothing more we could do then our best, as we always do, to make you feel at home. Carmen (actually Carmine, a boy) loved the...

Reviewed 1 April 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed our Tasty Tuscany experience. We learned enough about Italian cooking to inspire us to develop it further now we are home. Pat and Paulo were very good hosts. They were knowledgeable about Italian food (Pat) and local history/culture (Paulo). At dinner and on outings they were willing and able to talk about a whole...

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Abilene, Texas
Reviewed 2 February 2013

When five "girlfriends" since early childhood decided to celebrate our 70th birthdays together, we found a recommendation in Tripadvisor for Tasty Tuscany. It sounded like it would fit most of our requirements, so plans were made for a visit. It would have been difficult to have made a better choice. Pat and Paulo have worked out excellent arrangements for visiting...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 31 October 2012

My sister and I just completed the "Take a Bite" cooking excursion at Tasty Tuscany. As with most experiences, there were some positives, but given the cost (over $400 CAD per person, per day based on double occupancy!), we certainly expected more. Let's start with the positives: 1) The location is outstanding - but there are many outstanding locations in...

5Thank robertarene
Westfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 October 2012

‘Tasty Tuscany’ is a gem tucked away in the Tuscan hills. The villa draws you in and makes you feel immediately at home with its comfortable and serene atmosphere. Our day trips were well orchestrated and extremely entertaining – especially with Paulo regaling us with stories and the history of the area. And the evenings were devoted to laughter, wine...

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Reviewed 23 October 2012

My friend and I had the pleasure to stay at Tasty Tuscany 2 weeks ago. The farmhouse is in a beautiful setting. It's in the tiny hamlet of Aglioti, up a twisty, multiple hair pin turn road set high atop a mountain. The views are spctacular. The surrounding grounds include a 300 tree olive orchard, fruit trees, flowers, fresh herbs,...

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Springfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 October 2012

You must put Tasty Tuscany on your Bucket List!! We had such a wonderful time at this warm and welcoming villa. Pat and Paulo charmed us and made us feel like family. The cooking classes were fabulous and the sight seeing trips were breathtaking and informative (who knew pasta grew on trees? LOL). We made some great new friends from...

Thank Michelle D
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 20 October 2012

We can't say enough good things about our Tasty Tuscany experience. It was everything we expected and soooooooo much more. The food, acomodation, scenery, site-seeing adventures, and hosts exceeded all of our expectations. It was an amazing way to celebrate our 30th anniversary and if you are thinking of making a life long memory then we would recommend Tasty Tuscany...

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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Our group of 5 Canadian ladies had the experience of a lifetime during the week spent at Tasty Tuscany! From Paolo's wonderful tours, complete with "story time" to Pat's kitchen, where we mixed and stirred and baked and rolled, this was an experience like no other! Fantastic food, a relaxing atmosphere, and an experience to remember forever! I highly recommend...

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  • Breakfast included
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Food Immersion: a great opportunity to live for a week in a real Tuscan home, learning about authentic Italian food, touring beautiful art sites, relaxing in the luxuriant garden or at the pool, meeting your hosts Pat and Paolo, their family and friends. At Tasty Tuscany the hands-on experience in the kitchen is enriched by guided art tours, visits to wine and food producers, open markets and art workshops. Small groups of people experience a unique Culinary Adventure that starts from our Traditional Family Recipes. It's our everyday cooking and we'll t each you the tips to make you feel confident in the kitchen. We welome not cooking guests with a tour and relaxation program. On a hilltop flanked by Tuscan cypresses is an Italian farm with a farmhouse, now a Tuscany villa for a great Tuscany holiday destination. This is where the silence speaks to one's very soul and the sweet scent of Tuscan rosemary & oregano lifts the spirit. The scent is present in the morning Tuscan air and the dry breeze of every evening. The sweet smell permeates the Tuscan kitchen used for cookery classes, giving the authentic Italian family food a wonderful Tuscan flavor to make for a memorable holiday in Italy. This beautifully restored farmhouse provides a bed & breakfast accommodations and an Italian cooking school. The villa has five bedrooms, each with its own character and furnished with antique pieces handed down throughout Italian generations, are perfect for Italy holiday slumbers. Everything combines to create perfect atmosphere for your holiday. Whether just passing through or planning to stay, all are welcome at our cooking school, bed and breakfast, and rental villa. Press Articles Tuscany Cooking Classes For some the stay is a short holiday and the farmhouse bed and breakfast provides a brief respite between local art cities. There's always time to have a chat, to try our traditional Tuscan organic food, drink a glass of good Italian Chianti. All of these can be done under the branches of the Italian wisteria on the grounds of the Tuscany holiday villa rental, near the welcoming Tuscany villa rental fireplace in the living room, or upon wakening in the morning to the smell of coffee and freshly baked bread. For others, a visit here becomes an Italian holiday voyage of discovery, an opportunity to learn about the true flavors of Tuscany, to taste Italian olive oil made from the fruit of our Tuscany villa and its ancient olive trees, or authentic Italian wine made by dear friends from San Gimignano. During your vacation, maybe we'll visit in on a nearby shepherd to try some pecorino cheese that is still made the old way, really organic, and you'll learn to cook some traditional and typical Italian dishes. And we always remember to share everything with good humor and a ready Italian smile. We look forward to welcoming you and making your holiday Tuscany holiday a most memorable one! ... more   less 

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Address: Localita di Agliati 123, 56036 Palaia, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Palaia
Price Range: €66 - €104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“all of the rooms are fantastic, there is an outdoor pool, the scenery is beautiful, it is a cooking class with rooms attached - not a hotel.”
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“All rooms were great! There was a large room that would accommodate a family of 6, and 4 additional rooms each with bathroom”
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